Frisson Records - Artist of the Week
To kick off our artist of the week feature we’ll be featuring an up and coming interstate DJ from Sydney who recently rocked our world at the Frission Records label party.
Artist Name: King Friendly
Tell us about yourself
I’m on the dance floor as often as I am producing music and DJing, I love everything about electronic music and really want to spread the positivity and inclusiveness that comes with it!
What genre/styles do you play?
Progressive House predominantly but also play a lot of Tech House and House. Anything with a good groove usually gets played in my sets.
What got you into the scene/dj’ing/producing?
Attending Tomorrowland Belgium in 2012. It showed me the power of electronic music and how it can bring people from all over the world closer together. I was already interested in electronic music but this experience made me really want to pursue it.
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I really started getting into electronic music through Avicii and Skrillex. Since then a whole bunch of artists like; Axwell, Eric Prydz, Deadmau5, Steve Angello, Camelphat, Kryder and many others have influenced my musical tastes.
What are you currently working on?
I’m working on incorporating more live elements to my productions, finishing up my Audio Engineering Degree as well as continuing to make videos to my youtube channel! I have some projects that are nearing completion and they will be up on youtube in the coming months as I get a bit better at video editing haha.
Tell us about your most recent gigs?
The Frisson Records Label Party in Brisbane was fantastic recently! Was great to in Brisbane and my next gig will be at the Beehive event in Sydney!
What can we expect from the future for King Friendly?
I want to continue to develop my production skills and continue to DJ to anyone and everyone! I would love to help show the generosity of the dance music community throughout my career and use it to create a fairer world for all.
What do people say about you?
I really pride myself in getting positive feedback from my DJ sets and try and go the extra step to research any event I play to ensure I have music that suits the venue as well as my set time. Whether it’s a smooth warm up set or high-energy headlining set I always try and play the best set to fit the vibe of the night.
Who have you enjoyed working with/hated the most?
I have been producing recently with OSKA from Sydney and it has been great to work on tracks with someone in the same location as me! As far as hating working with anyone, I haven’t, differences can makes life pretty interesting and if it’s not working out I just get through the project best I can and move on.
What’s your day job?
Corporate Audio Visual Technician but occasionally Barista and Bartend as well.
What do you listen to in your downtime?
Anything, I love it all. From Classical to hardstyle I often end up in some interesting youtube rabbit holes of music.
What do you think about the Brisbane scene?
I was up for the weekend recently and had an absolute ball! There are still lots of great nights out in Sydney where I’m from but it definitely has a more relaxed feel in other cities. I
think that is really important for a decent clubbing culture to develop and be sustained.
To book King Friendly contact him via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingfriendlymusic/